7 March 201812:44

Comment by the Information and Press Department on the latest inter-Korean contacts


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We welcome positive trends in inter-Korean dialogue in the context of the outcome of the March 5-6 visit by a special envoy of the President of the Republic of Korea to Pyongyang where he was received by DPRK leader Kim Jong-un.

We expect that agreements reached between North Korea and South Korea will be embodied in practical steps aimed at further reducing tensions around the Korean Peninsula, and that these agreements will help launch direct dialogue between the United States and North Korea.

We are urging all the parties involved to support this process. Collective efforts in this direction should result in a comprehensive resolution of the situation in this sub-region and the creation of a lasting mechanism of peace and security in Northeast Asia.

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